Category: Latin American Studies

Discussion Questions for “Barrio Boy” by Ernesto Galarza

Ernesto Galarza’s powerful memoir Barrio Boy is the story of his acculturation into American life. The narrative follows little Ernie from his days as a young boy inthe tiny town of Jalcocotán in Mexico to his days in the bustling barrio of Sacramento, California in the early decades of the twentieth century. Since its publication […]

An Excerpt from “Barrio Boy” by Ernesto Galarza

Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy’s journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn’t have a name, to the barrio of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for re-creating a child’s sense of time and place, […]

Notre Dame Press Observes National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month With Book Publication and Event at the New York Public Library

Every year, National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15, commemorating the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to over 20 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. During this year’s celebration, the University of Notre Dame Press is […]

Discover New Paperbacks and New Editions in our Fall 2022 Catalog!

This Fall 2021, we are bringing four Notre Dame Press favorites out in paperback and publishing two new editions of classic titles! Ranging from theology to political science to Latin American Studies, we are thrilled to see our books in this new format. Do you have these titles on your shelf yet? NEW IN PAPERBACK […]

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and in order to share Hispanic, Chicano, and Latinx voices and stories more widely, the University of Notre Dame Press has put together a page of some of our most important books in Latinx and Chicano studies. If you see a book that you think would be good for classroom […]

Notre Dame and Holy Cross College Professors Publish Book on 1968 Cultural Revolutions

Global 1968, edited by A. James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, and Anthony P. Monta, dean of the college and professor of English at Holy Cross College, is a unique study of the cultural revolutions in Europe and Latin America during one of the most influential years […]

An Excerpt from “Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico” by A. W. Maldonado

In this engaging and approachable book, journalist A. W. Maldonado charts the rise and fall of the Puerto Rican economy and explains how a litany of bad political and fiscal policy decisions in Washington and Puerto Rico destroyed an economic miracle. Under Operation Bootstrap in the 1950s and ’60s, the rapid transformation and industrialization of […]

An Interview with A. W. Maldonado, author of “Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico”

A.W. Maldonado is a retired journalist who spent more than fifty years covering Puerto Rico’s politics and economy as reporter and columnist for the San Juan Star and editor of El Mundo and El Reportero. He is the author of several books, including Luis Muñoz Marín: Puerto Rico’s Democratic Revolution. He met with Notre Dame Press to discuss Boom and […]

Discover Five New in Paperbacks in Our Fall 2021 Catalog

This Fall 2021, we are bringing five Notre Dame Press favorites out in paperback! Ranging from philosophy to political science to memoir, we are thrilled to see our books in a new, softer format. Do you have these titles on your shelf? Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974–1978by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Between Two […]

An Excerpt from “Drug Lords, Cowboys, and Desperadoes” by Rafael Acosta Morales

Drug Lords, Cowboys, and Desperadoes examines the relationship between affect, narrative, and violence surrounding three historical archetypes—social bandits (often associated with the drug trade), cowboys, and desperadoes—and how these narratives create affective loops that recreate violent structures in the Mexican American frontier. Acosta Morales analyzes narrative in literary, cinematic, and musical form, examining works by Américo […]